Start: 6/25 @ 12 noon End: 7/04 @ 10 pm Trip Distance: 2610 miles, she drove 50 (yes fifty) of them. Amazing is such an understatement. Armed with a week of unpaid vacation, a spotting scope, binoculars for each of the ladies, a tent trailer and Yellowstone on our mind we were off for our adventure. This was not a fishing trip, but I did get to wet a line a bit. Two brief outings. The Gibbon River in a meadow, popular with the bison, where gentle S curves make foam line fishing in the outside cuves Mumbles proof. View attachment 42523 View attachment 42524 There was flora that impressed all around. If you don't like it live, there is plenty of dead evidence of flora past. View attachment 42525 View attachment 42526 There was fauna just about everywhere. We saw: Bison, Elk, Wolves, Moose, Fox, Badger, White tail deer, Black Tail deer, Pronghorn, Marmot, Ground Squirrel, Sandhill Cranes, Pelicans, tons of other birds, insects and small creatures. View attachment 42528 View attachment 42529 View attachment 42530 Whoops, those are two legged creatures, here are some of the other stars of Yellowstone. View attachment 42533 View attachment 42532 View attachment 42531 View attachment 42527 View attachment 42534 View attachment 42535 And of course despite all the flora, fauna and family, Mother Nature does her best to steal the show. View attachment 42541 View attachment 42540 View attachment 42539 View attachment 42538 View attachment 42537 View attachment 42536 Just a few of my 500+ photos on my tiny piece of crap point and shoot with 3x zoom. Both girls have better point and shoots than mine, and Jill's small body sony camera kicks the crap out of mine too. Views through the spotting scope make me yearn for a nice, but talentless hack cheap camera that will get me out there for better photos. Everyone took 3-5 times the number of photos that I took...my excuse? I was busy driving! More to follow when I'm not dead tired from the long and awesome trip followed by an immediate return to work. Man can not live on unpaid vacation pay alone!